5 Style Tips for Summer Sheers
Dare to bare this summer in lightweight, translucent layers
Beat the heat in one of the season’s biggest trends, sheers. Delicate sheers were all over the Spring 14 runways, from light-as-air pleated chiffons at Christopher Kane to peekaboo inserts at 3.1 Philip Lim and colored, organza overlays at Theyskens’ Theory. But you don’t need a designer budget to get the look. Read on for our guide to the best summertime sheers and shop our top picks below!
1) Naughty but Nice
Update basic shapes like a T-shirt or vest with translucent layers - a sheer top can be both naughty and nice, especially in angelic white.
2) Carrie Bradshaw-Approved
Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw in a sheer ballerina skirt, because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be SJP in the Sex and the City opening sequence (minus the bus soaking obviously)! Opt for allover organza layers or keep it simple with a cheeky sheer insert.
3) Sheer Delight
A sheer blouse may seem like a daunting prospect, but the trick to pulling it off is in the layering - make sure you have a solid base, like a vest or cute crop top, underneath. Stick to prints or textures (like lace) if you feel too exposed, or opt for a blouse that mixes solids and sheers together if you want to preserve your modesty.
4) Dressed to Impress
The sheer dress is a summertime favorite. Light as a feather, it’s a great way to beat the heat while still looking cool. Layer over a bikini for the beach, or a contrast color slip dress for the ultimate ’90s look!
5) Peekaboo Accessories
If you’re the shy and retiring type but still want to experiment with sheer, then accessories are the way to go. Opt for sunnies or a bag in tinted plastics to get the look without exposing too much!
Do you have any sheer style tips to add? Let us know!
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